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Old 09-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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1989 GMC V30 Project

Welllllll............ it seems i did it again. I was just minding my own business on craigslist and searching under dana 60 and saw a posting for one 30 minutes from me for a good price so i just couldn't resist i went and looked at it 2 days later then told the guy i would pick it up tomorrow. The rest is history.

Here it is a 1989 GMC V30 conversion.
Dana 60/14B FF 4.10s G80
Th400/205 with tag and brace
TBI 454 with everything still intact
LWB-SRW-CC
Dual tanks
Roof rack
Full power interior/Custom Wood setup

Until now I've never heard of this conversion its a truck of texas or something, it says that on the tail gate then has texas etched in the door panel trim and limited edition on the dash piece and an overhead console with a working police scanner and.... cowboy hat holder.

After looking it over a little more when i got it home i noticed the rockers are perfect.... but the cab corners have a small hole in them. The bed is a little beat up but there's a neat flip up 5th wheel so its all good it also has a 10" drop bumper that ill be removing eventually. The power locks button doesn't work but surprisingly the power windows are quite fast except the passenger front, it also has bucket front and then some sort of custom interior and came with a free beer.

Currently the only picture ill post more later but this also means i will be getting rid of the white one and swapping the crossover to this.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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Re: 1989 GMC V30 Project

The wire thingy up top is a cowboy hat holder. Let me know if you ever want to get rid of it. Cool truck. What's your plan? Gonna clean it and drive it or build it up? Did it throw any codes?
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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Re: 1989 GMC V30 Project

Not selling the hat holder its too awesome now i gotta buy the hat lol as far as what im doing im not sure its pretty nice and i dont want to tear it up i might throw a lift on it and cruise it maybe off road it a little... but we all know how that goes. It throws a soft code every once and again which he told me about but i cant see what it is unless the scanner is on it when it throws it because it clears itself within 5 seconds but runs a little rough for those 5 seconds and i also believe since he put headers on it since the manifolds cracked the exhaust makers put the exhaust too close to the front driveshaft so when it hits a bump the driveshaft hits.

Also forgot to mention is has an electric fan like my other one along with hydroboost brakes, engine oil cooler and tranny cooler which im not sure was standard on autos i feel it was but maybe not. Also has the magnificent underhood light.
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1988 IROC-Z Camaro - 305/T5 t-top play toy
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1991 V2500 Suburban Silverado - Sold
1991 V2500 Suburban Scottsdale - Big Nasty http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=497423
1995 Geo Metro - 5spd play toy - Sold
2001 3500 6spd 5.9L - Tow truck - Sold
2003 1500 Silverado - Weekender
2004 3500 6spd 5.9L - Tow truck - For sale

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Old 11-28-2013, 02:29 AM   #4
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Re: 1989 GMC V30 Project

What happened? Did you do anything to it?
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:55 PM   #5
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Re: 1989 GMC V30 Project

I ended up having to do that brakes on the front end and basically that's it so far haven't decided what i want to do as anything i start i never finish so i drive it on occasion that's about it still thinking about a lift for it
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1988 IROC-Z Camaro - 305/T5 t-top play toy
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1991 V2500 Suburban Silverado - Sold
1991 V2500 Suburban Scottsdale - Big Nasty http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=497423
1995 Geo Metro - 5spd play toy - Sold
2001 3500 6spd 5.9L - Tow truck - Sold
2003 1500 Silverado - Weekender
2004 3500 6spd 5.9L - Tow truck - For sale

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http://lsx4u.com/lsxinfo.html
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...SPrimer/Part1/
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...SPrimer/Part2/
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:00 PM   #6
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Re: 1989 GMC V30 Project

Only recent stuff was buying a house and putting everything in it including what my name is taken from the almighty 250r quad

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1989 GMC V35 - Marbolo Express http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=596850
1991 V2500 Suburban Silverado - Sold
1991 V2500 Suburban Scottsdale - Big Nasty http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=497423
1995 Geo Metro - 5spd play toy - Sold
2001 3500 6spd 5.9L - Tow truck - Sold
2003 1500 Silverado - Weekender
2004 3500 6spd 5.9L - Tow truck - For sale

LS info
http://lsx4u.com/lsxinfo.html
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...SPrimer/Part1/
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...SPrimer/Part2/
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:41 AM   #7
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:28 AM   #8
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Re: 1989 GMC V30 Project

I've decided to sell my dodge due to ongoing problems i have no desire to attempt to throw money at to fix. I'll start by rebuilding the throttle body and new fuel pumps along with an open air filter most likely. Granted it definitely won't pull like the dodge this is what everybody used before all the fancy diesels were around i really only wish it had overdrive I'm tossing the idea around for a standalone 4l80 but for now its untouched and running decent it will stay that way.

Also a mild lift, wheels and tires are a must.
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1988 IROC-Z Camaro - 305/T5 t-top play toy
1989 GMC V35 - Marbolo Express http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=596850
1991 V2500 Suburban Silverado - Sold
1991 V2500 Suburban Scottsdale - Big Nasty http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=497423
1995 Geo Metro - 5spd play toy - Sold
2001 3500 6spd 5.9L - Tow truck - Sold
2003 1500 Silverado - Weekender
2004 3500 6spd 5.9L - Tow truck - For sale

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http://lsx4u.com/lsxinfo.html
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...SPrimer/Part1/
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...SPrimer/Part2/
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